Join CEPAMS

We currently have a number of vacancies;

  • Group Leader
  • International PhD – Tatsis lab
  • International PhD – Cho lab

CEPAMS Group Leader Positions

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology (Beijing) and the CAS Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, together with the John Innes Centre in the UK, have established a joint Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Sciences (CEPAMS).

We wish to recruit up to twenty tenure track Group Leaders to join this Centre, to be based either in Beijing or Shanghai. Group Leaders will run internationally outstanding and innovative research programmes. We are particularly interested in candidates in the areas of plant developmental genetics, crop improvement and plant and microbial natural products, but invite candidates from any field of plant and microbial sciences to apply.

These positions will be affiliated with both the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the John Innes Centre. Successful candidates will be employed by CAS and based in new and dedicated CAS laboratories in either Beijing or Shanghai.

A CV with covering letter is requested for the application, which should include a list of representative publications, plus the names and contact details of three academic referees.

In addition provide statements of current and future research plans (no more than 3 A4 pages for each).

Further information can be obtained from Xiaofeng CAO at xfcao@genetics.ac.cn (+86 10 64806631). Applications should be submitted to Lei QI by e-mail to cepams@genetics.ac.cn (+86 10 64806505).

Applications will be welcomed at any time until all twenty positions are filled. There is no closing date. Applicants will be shortlisted, and interviews will be held regularly every year. In exceptional circumstances interviews will be arranged out of the normal cycle.

This recruitment exercise and any subsequent appointment are exclusively regulated by the employment law of the People’s Republic of China.

International PhD – Tatsis lab

The group of Dr Evangelos Tatsis based at the Shanghai Institute for Plant Physiology and Ecology (SIPPE) invites applications from young scientists to join the group as PhD students.

We are seeking for young talented student with a strong background in Chemistry or Biochemistry eligible to apply for The ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents. We are looking for talented, enthusiastic, hard working young scientists who are highly motivated to boost their research career in the general area of plant natural products biosynthesis.

The fundamental goal of the Tatsis group is to determine how plants make natural products. Our major focus is to elucidate, understand and engineer the metabolic pathways which are responsible for the biosynthesis of natural products from Chinese medicinal plants. To address these important goals, we have an approach based on genomic resources, utilizing bioinformatics, molecular biology and enzymology techniques, with synthetic biology.

The lab is part of the Centre of Excellence for Plant & Microbial Science (CEPAMS) a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the John Innes Centre (JIC).

To apply – send your CV with a motivation letter to Dr Evangelos Tatsis; etatsis@sippe.ac.cn

  • Deadline for applications is 6th January 2020

Applicants will be only contacted by email for interview through Skype. The chosen applicant will apply for The ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents (deadline 31st March 2020) and is expected to start as PhD student in University of Chinese Academy of Sciences on September 2020.

The lab is based in Shanghai (China), the fellowship will be according to law of PR China and rules of host Institute and CAS.

International PhD – Cho lab

We have a PhD studentship is available in the group of Dr Jungnam Cho based at the Shanghai Institute for Plant Physiology and Ecology (SIPPE).

We are seeking for international candidates holding Master’s degree with a strong background in Plant Biology and comply with the eligibility requirements to apply for The ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents. Chinese skill is NOT required.

The main research focus of Cho lab is plant genome plasticity and mobile genetic elements. Particularly, we aim to understand how transposons jump and then use this understanding to develop crops with greater resilience to stress. Cho lab is part of the Centre of Excellence for Plant & Microbial Science (CEPAMS), a joint research centre between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the John Innes Centre (JIC).

To apply – send your CV with a cover letter to Dr Jungnam Cho; jungnamcho@sippe.ac.cn

  • Deadline for applications is 6th January 2020

The selected applicant will apply for The ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents (deadline 31st March 2020) and is expected to start as a PhD student in the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences on September 2020.

The lab is based in Shanghai (China), the fellowship will be according to the law of PR China and the rules of host Institution and CAS.